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acculturation

 [ah-kul″cher-a´shun]
the process of adapting or learning to take on selected behaviors of another group; change generally occurs between both cultures that are in contact.

acculturation

[əkul′chərā′shən]
1 the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of a different population group.
2 the modification of the culture of a group resulting from association with another group.

acculturation

The process of incorporating the culture, mores and values of another group; the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) that results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While acculturation is in theory bilateral, in most instances the minority culture becomes integrated into the population’s majority culture.

Acculturation

A term which is generally defined as the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) which results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While, theoretically, acculturation can work in both directions, the norm is that the minority population is assimilated into the population’s dominant majority.

ac·cul·tur·a·tion

(ă-kŭl'chŭr-ā'shŭn)
Adaptation by a person or group to customs, values, beliefs, and behaviors of a new country or culture.
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The literature suggests that culturally grounded narratives are a natural choice for identifying and shaping health messages for less acculturated audiences, because they reflect the underlying values and norms of the culture within an approachable context (Larkey & Hecht, 2010).
This Article argues that we should make real efforts to protect religious freedom for partly acculturated religious activities and organizations.
LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISING MOST PERSUASIVE TO TRY SOMETHING FIREARMS OR SHOOTING RELATED English Either Language Spanish Equally Total 61% 29% 10% Highly Acculturated 93% 5% 2% More Acculturated 61% 33% 6% Bi-Cultural 55% 31% 15% Less-Acculturated 55% 27% 27% Un-Acculturated 55% 29 29 Note: Table made from bar graph.
The new site will have original content catered to an acculturated Latina audience and will focus on beauty as well as other subjects Latinas are passionate about, including celebrity, healthy living, fashion, family life and food.
It is particularly strong among acculturated Cubans, who tend to be higher income.
Mostly acculturated workers are primarily born in the United States and represent about 11% of Hispanic adults.
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The Latino intervention version was more efficacious in schools with larger percentages of non-English-speaking families, but only among less linguistically acculturated Latino students.
In Geography of Hope, Pierre Birnbaum studies the trajectories of eight celebrated Jewish thinkers of the past two centuries (Marx, Durkheim, Simmel, Aron, Arendt, Berlin, Walzer, and Yerushalmi) who emerged from milieus acculturated to greatly varying degrees.